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Cedric Doumbe: "UFC ‘f*cked up’ by letting him sign with PFL"

Cedric Doumbe, a former Glory Kickboxing champion and a PFL welterweight contender, believes that the UFC made a huge mistake by letting him go. He proved his point by knocking out Jordan Zébo in just nine seconds in his PFL debut.

The main event took place in France, Doumbe’s home country, where he brought a mattress with a “goodnight” sign for his rival. His spectacular victory caught the attention of many celebrities, such as Kylian Mbappe, who witnessed the fight.

Doumbe was supposed to make his UFC debut in September last year, but he was released after the fight was cancelled due to some problems with the French Athletic Commission. He then joined the PFL, which he considers to be the future of MMA.

In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, he said that he did not care about the UFC and their decision.

“They f*cked up, it is what it is. Now, I’m a part of the PFL, and PFL is the future. They are doing very great with Francis [Ngannou] now with the team, I mean I’m a part of the future.” He added, “We’re changing something, we’re doing something great.
So I didn’t even think about them. They’re doing their thing, I’m doing my thing, I think I’m the best, they lost something. Now, PFL earned something. So, it is what it is. Of course [they regret releasing me], for sure.”


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